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Your entryway or mudroom is the busiest area of your home. Everyone’s coming and going, taking off shoes, dropping backpacks, and hanging up coats. It’s easy to see why this area can quickly become cluttered, especially if you have a small space. To keep all the gloves, sports equipment, and winter coats from taking over, try these 6 great ideas for an organized entryway: Make Use of Baskets & Bins If you have shelving in your entryway, get some stylish but functional baskets or bins. These can be used to corral gloves and hats in the winter, and each family…

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Your home’s front door is one of the first things your guests see. Whether it’s cluttered and dull, or bright and cheery, it sets the tone for what visitors think of your whole house. Here are 5 tips for creating a beautiful, welcoming front door your guests will remember: Make a Path Your guests’ impression of your front door begins before they ever make it up to your house. If people can’t figure out exactly how to get up to your front door, all the pretty decor in the world won’t fix their confusion. Make sure there’s a clear, defined…

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Your entryway is one of the first things guests see about your home. You want it to be warm, inviting, and to welcome them into the rest of your home. Part of creating that environment is the paint color you choose. To help you find the right color for the foyer of your dreams, here are 3 tips to guide your search:   Think Different Because your entry is a small room all of its own, you don’t have to stick to the same color scheme as your living room. You can go bold on the walls to make a…

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Your old carpeted stairs have seen better days. Between the worn patches where your feet always fall and the mystery stains that have been there for years, you’re looking to make your stairs more attractive and easier to clean. But doesn’t refinishing carpeted stairs mean you need to fully rebuild the substrate and structure of your stairs? Not with the NuStair system! NuStair offers an affordable, easy-to-install stair refinishing solution for everyone! Learn how to refinish carpeted stairs with NuStair: How to Refinish Carpeted Stairs with Nustair 1. Remove Carpeting and Prepare the Stairs Before you can begin to make your…

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NuStair was designed as an altogether better method for replacing a staircase, and it is – including the price point! Although devising a less expensive stair replacement system was not our primary goal, it has been one of the most popular aspects of our product. So how is this American-made, lifetime structural warrantied, select or better grade product LESS expensive than the competition? Two big reasons:  Two Reasons NuStair Is The Most Affordable Hardwood Staircase Replacement System: We Eliminate the Material Costs of Replacing or Altering the Existing Substrate or Staircase  Traditional staircase replacement involves pulling up the carpet, padding,…

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You may have heard about the new Adjustable Balusters by NuStair? Is so, you know they are the latest revolution in DIY staircase remodeling. Our adjustable balusters come in both iron and wood and fit almost any staircase! To get an idea of how simple to install and how elegant these new adjustable balusters really are, we made a new video to illustrate! Enjoy! Baluster Installation Instructions: Tools Needed: Pencil, tape measure, hack saw, power drill, allen wrench Begin by removing your old balusters. Carefully remove any nails or debris. Position baluster and mark the top and bottom. Measure .5″…

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Save Money: DIY

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We know we are preaching to the choir here, but DIY home improvement projects can save you hundreds, and even thousands, of dollars over hiring a contractor. Seriously! “With their household budgets stretched thin by job losses and the slowing economy, many consumers are looking for ways to save. To cut the cost of repair and improvement projects, more and more people are picking up a screwdriver and joining the ranks of do-it-yourselfers. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Web site RemodelOrMove.com says in its remodeling forecast for spring that 67 percent of homeowners who are considering home-improvement projects plan to do some…

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3 Reasons the NuScribe Will Be Your Best Friend

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One of the questions we receive often from DIYers looking into remodeling their old staircase with the NuStair system is “Why should I buy the NuScribe?” NuStair was design to save time and money without sacrificing on the quality of your finished staircase, so why would we market an additional one-time-use tool just for this project? The answer is simple, we wouldn’t unless it made a HUGE difference! Today I’m going to give you 3 reasons the NuScribe will  be your best friend through this project. Reason #1: NuScribe will prevent gapping Even though NuStair saves hundreds, often thousands of…

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Introducing the NuStair Blog

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2013 was a breakthrough year for NuStair and we wouldn’t have made it this far without you, our loyal customers.  We understand that most of you are homeowners who have made the hard journey to achieve that goal.  As such, you have skin in the game and are fully aware of the dangers of remodeling and contractors. I can relate to being anxious about turning you largest investment over to anyone who may harm it. The purpose of this will be blog to delve into some of the questions we hear most often, open a dialogue for DIYers and contractors alike…

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